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Publisher Comments:

The companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season, Jim Brosnan's Pennant Race recounts the game-by-game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant-winning 1961 season as only Mr. Brosnan could write it. He was a pitcher with Cincinnati that season, but also (as The Long Season had proved) one of the sharpest and wittiest writers baseball ever produced. His insider's account concentrates on how and why the Reds won the pennant that year. But as with The Long Season, Mr. Brosnan displays an uncanny knack for capturing the alternating excitement and tedium of a baseball season, its colorful characters, and the droll and uproarious aspects of everyday baseball. One of the best baseball books ever written. If we allow it to be called a diary, it is probably one of the best American diaries as well. Jim Brosnan is a gifted observer.... His book is beautifully constructed, helped no end by the essential unity and chronology of a baseball season, and strengthened by a central theme: the increasing possibility that the Reds will win the pennant.... The book bristles with pungent dialogue, some of it hilarious, some bitter. Arnold Hano, New York Times Book Review. As the Samuel Pepys of the league champions, Brosnan obviously knows his baseball, writes about it wittily, informally and with irony. He is a cynical, tough professional athlete and his book makes wonderful reading for anyone who knows the difference between Chris Pelekoudas and Charles McCabe. William Hogan, San Francisco Chronicle.

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The companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season, Mr. Brosnan's Pennant Race recounts the game-by-game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant-winning 1961 season. He was a pitcher with Cincinnati that season, but also one of the sharpest and wittiest writers baseball ever produced. One of the best baseball books ever written...probably one of the best American diaries as well. --New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

One of the best baseball books ever-about the 1961 Cincinnati Red's pennant-winning season

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566635493
Author:
Brosnan, Jim
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Author:
Brosnan, Jim
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Specific Teams
Subject:
Cincinnati reds (baseball team)
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Number:
256
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
850x550

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Product details 250 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566635493 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season, Mr. Brosnan's Pennant Race recounts the game-by-game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant-winning 1961 season. He was a pitcher with Cincinnati that season, but also one of the sharpest and wittiest writers baseball ever produced. One of the best baseball books ever written...probably one of the best American diaries as well. --New York Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , One of the best baseball books ever-about the 1961 Cincinnati Red's pennant-winning season
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